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Stefanie Ploof <[log in to unmask]>
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Technology Discussion at UVM <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 07:53:38 -0500
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Power cycling the router alone or the DSL modem and the router has no
effect.  The only consistently-working "solution" I have experienced so
far is to save the settings.  Since the problem actually will happen
several times in the same day the old power cord on a timer trick won't
work for this scenario.  Thanks for the thought, though!

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Chip Sawyer wrote:

> I also had a router that would periodically drop wireless machines back to
> an inactive 169 IP (which is the hardware default, right?)
> Anyway, Stef, does restarting the router have the same fixing effect as the
> re-saving that you've been doing?  It has been explained to me that a router
> running encryption is more likely to conk out of supporting the working IPs
> now and then, and a low-tech way of avoiding having to restart the thing on
> a daily basis is to hook its power cord up to a simple timer (that you can
> buy at a hardware store) set up to power off and on the router in the middle
> of the night (or whenever you're actually not using the computer).
> Cheers,
> Chip
> On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 16:35:37 -0500, Chris Moran <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Quoting Stefanie Ploof <[log in to unmask]>:
> >> Harjit and David,
> >> Thanks to you both for your suggestions!  I forgot to mention that I did
> >> the firmware upgrade already.  I'll generate new keys, then resetting
> >> router if that doesn't work, then referring to Linksys if nothing works.
> >> :)
> >
> >My wrt54g is about to become a frisbee it angers me so much.
> >Every few weeks it takes a week off from working correctly then goe
> >back to normal operation. I've contacted linksys multiple times. I'm
> >about to call cust serv for an RMA on the damn thing.
> >
> >Their tech support will tell you any combination of these things:
> >Power down the dsl modem
> >Unplug the router
> >Leave both unplugged until you stop pulling out your hair
> >Plug dsl back in, then router
> >
> >They will ask if you have the latest firmware.
> >(an aside, REMEMBER to save your router settings to a local machine so
> >when you reset and upgrade the firmware, you should be able to get back
> >to your normal settings.
> >
> >Their oem firmware sucks. I got fed up and installed one of the custom
> >ones, which lets me telnet to it (ssh doesn't seem to work properly)
> >which is good because with my current problems, sometimes just telling
> >it to "reboot" will do the job (for a few minutes at least).
> >
> >I have a v1.1, so I don't know how different it is form the v5,
> >especially the firmware.
> >I'm afraid to get this one RMA'd and get the new one that also doesn't
> >work or doesn't have a decent firmware to upgrade to (especially since
> >I like to assign my DHCP IPs via the router according to mac address,
> >like the d-link routers allow out of the box)
> >
> >Chris
> >
> >> On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Dhaliwal, Harjit wrote:
> >>
> >>> I have encountered many Linksys routers recently with hardware issues.
> >>> Some have not worked directly out of the box.  Opened up one not too
> >>> long ago and found bulging capacitors on the board.  In any case, try
> >>> resetting the router, and do a firmware upgrade.
> >>> Good luck.
> >--
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